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TheBrassMan
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  3:32:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Need help identifying this magazine.
I discovered quite a few of these in a container in one of our storage
places.
Would like to know what firearm they are for.
Looks like they handle either 7.62x39 or .223.
It is some kind of plastic or composite material.
Here are some pictures to help identify it.












BABY


MY SKS



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rufe-snow
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  3:46:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They also make the red plastic banana magazines for the current Russian military rifle AK-74, the cartridge is the 5.45 X 39.



EDIT #1, Got this pic off the net.


Edited by - rufe-snow on 04/22/2012 3:54:39 PM
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TheBrassMan
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  4:12:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
So you are saying these are for the AK-74.

BABY


MY SKS



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rufe-snow
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  4:42:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TheBrassMan

So you are saying these are for the AK-74.





No! I don't know what rifle their for? To the best of my recollection I have never seen this particular type of magazine before. It's total bakelite construction without a metal baseplate and the internal cartridge witness window are very unusual, to say the least?

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burpfire
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  9:04:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
those are simply detachable magazines for sks conversions. i converted quite a few sks rifles to take detachable mags, and the mags were black and sometimes brown like yours. they really have no value, unless the sks has been converted, or you can find one of the conversion kits, which i havent seen in years.
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rufe-snow
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Posted - 04/22/2012 :  9:34:33 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by burpfire

those are simply detachable magazines for sks conversions. i converted quite a few sks rifles to take detachable mags, and the mags were black and sometimes brown like yours. they really have no value, unless the sks has been converted, or you can find one of the conversion kits, which i havent seen in years.



Did they actually work though? I've tried those hi-cap conversion mags on three different SKS's over the years. None of them were reliable function wise. This was with both the black steel and black plastic mags.

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tangara
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USA
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Posted - 04/26/2012 :  8:36:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think this is a Cobray magazine for the SKS. It was part of a conversion kit that had an adapter that made the magazine detachable like the AK. I do believe it is made of Zytel and had a spotty reputation for reliability. I was bidding on a Norinco paratrooper that had a bag with a complete Cobray conversion kit included (same color) at a gun auction and if I would have won, I would of sold off the Cobray kit to a SKS collector. This single magazine is not worth much, except maybe to someone that has this kit and has had success with it.
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us55840
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USA
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Posted - 04/28/2012 :  12:55:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi cap SKS detachable mags here:

http://www.rifletech.net/cgi-bin/shop.pl/page=sks4.html

These work great

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Edited by - us55840 on 04/28/2012 12:55:24 PM
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TheBrassMan
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Posted - 05/01/2012 :  1:30:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys.
Just was interested in what they were. Found a small container
of them in our back room.

BABY


MY SKS



"Isaiah 5:20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!"

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